Shooting on a cloudy day, ISO 800, center weight metering, 1/1250, f 5.6. I bumped up the greens and the yellows ever so slightly in photoshop. This warmed up the photo and kept it from looking too washed out.
I made changes to the photo below to see if I could get the ripples and the shallow surface of the river bed to be more visible. I added blues, greens and a little bit more of the yellows in photoshop. I also cropped a bit. I like the white of the bird in the above photo so masking her first, use invert and then alter the colors of the water is an option we could try.
Dec. 13, 2012
Being a starving artist is a rite of passage in the music industry. Having to struggle for your music gives it a soul.
Nothing could be truer for starving artist April Walker.
Walker has lived in Sacramento for 11 months and is in her second semester at City College. She is a self-proclaimed free spirit and born-again hippie. Walker, known by her stage name Space Walker, is an up-and-coming, singer-songwriter who believes that an education from City College can help further her career in music.
Confidence in herself and her music has not come easy for Walker. Being labeled a misfit, she says, plagued most of her childhood while growing up in Fairfield.
“I thought growing up that my dreams of being a musician were impractical,” says Walker. “I thought if I couldn’t succeed at it then I shouldn’t even try.”
These deeply planted seeds of doubt became uprooted during a trip she took to Costa Rica.
“The scenery and nature there is so beautiful,” Walker says. “I had a lot of time to contemplate the issues in my life. I came back to Fairfield and I knew I was going to do whatever it took to accomplish my goals.”
Dec. 12, 2012
Students are always in a hurry to go somewhere, whether heading to class, enjoying a small break or heading home for the day. As students, we all rely on the campus accessibility to help us get where we need to go.
Accessibility means more than just fulfilling the physical need, such as adding a ramp at an entry point where stairs exists. It looks at how programs, services, classes and activities are delivered, and constructed as a whole. For students who are disabled, the City College campus can prove to be a real nightmare if a handicap door button should malfunction, or if an elevator is down for repairs, leaving them stranded, or not being able to make it to class.
For the fall semester there are 1,200 students on campus who have a disability and use the Disability Resource Center’s services, according to DSPS coordinator and counselor Dr. Gwyneth Tracy. Tracy states that even though City College is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act door regulations, the ADA does not address the reality of situations for some students who have no upper body strength, and therefore, are unable to get inside a building if it does not have…» Read More